An 18-year-old Nigerian man has drowned a 36-year-old nursing mother of a 1-year-old baby for resisting his rape attempt, and then killed her child in addition.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sulaiman Nguroje, disclosed that the suspect attacked and killed the victim, Talatu Usman, in the Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The deceased woman had gone to a riverside in the state to bathe her baby when the suspect attacked her with the intent of raping her.
As Talatu Usman resisted Volamu Kalbes’ attempt to rape her, the suspect pushed her into the river, overpowered and pressed her down the water until she died.
“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her, as he overpowered her and pressed her down into the water, where she died,” Nguroje said, as quoted by pulse.ng.
After murdering the nursing mother, her helpless child, who was crying on the bank of the river, became the next target of the suspect.
“As if this was not enough, the suspect took the child, who was crying uncontrollably on the riverbank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless,” the statement lamented.
It is reported that the Commissioner of Police for Adamawa State, Sikiru Akande, is not treating the incident lightly. He has ordered an expeditious but careful investigation into the matter to ensure justice is served timeously.